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  1. fang24

    Small edit help

    I'm trying to see if there is away to make the footman unit simi invisible. Mostly I want the armor, weapon and shield to stay but the human inside fully gone (no bones, ghost look fully gone like it was just living armor) but i'm having a huge problem with how 90% of any models I try to import...
  2. Angelicmuse

    Help creating custom aura ability

    Disclaimer: Relatively new to map making in general and still learning how to make various abilities function. I'm trying to create an ability that toggles between two or more different aura. Basically just press the ability to change from one effect to another. The actual effects of which are...
  3. [NR] Nikita

    help for tower defence

    Hello everyone I'm a big novice, you could say I'm touching the world editor for the first time. But I'm determined to do my tower defense as I imagine a Burbenog, Spiral Defense and Green td, all mixed with some addition I have in mind. I'm already stuck with the spawn monsters of course my...
  4. Ridge

    Hello : )

    Hello everyone, I'm new to the community although I've been playing WC3 and Blizzard games since I was a child. Unfortunately, where I was born and where I lived until a few years ago, there was no internet and I couldn't access services like Battlle net and this website, so I'm a little lost in...
  5. Dord96

    [SD/Modeling] help changing the attack effects for some models of jaina

    hello there some custom jaina models here that i the attack effct that is fire will by removed or changed to blue fire or some thing that resmbel frost ice attack effect this are the models 1 2 and 3 becuas jaina in lore is a frost mage pleass help 🙏
  6. Coltainz

    Can someone tell me why my map lags

    Been making this map for a little bit, have played it all the way through a few times. Recently though I noticed it started to have a framerate drop or something at around lvl 8 and lvl 12. Weird thing is, is sometimes it's not as bad, and sometimes it'll go away at around lvl 10, only to come...
  7. WolfChalk

    A strange error message when playing a custom game, any solutions?

    Hello! I used to play Warcraft 3 in the past long before it was turned into Reforge, there is an old map I wanted to revisit I had played as a child so I downloaded it off this site and another version from EpicWar but both versions of the map wouldn't work. It was Wolf Packs Alpha by Darkwulfv...
  8. NikWal

    [SD/Modeling] Models have animation curves, please help, I really need help.

    Good afternoon, I need your help, who fumbles with modeling in Warcraft 3, can you help? I found Roronoa Zoro's model from the Wano Arc. But this is crooked, namely crooked animations, can you fix it? I don’t understand anything in the editor, I can’t help myself, I tried it myself but ruined...
  9. ZhakNait

    In search of guides not to lose

    Hi everyone, I recently downloaded WC3 again to play custom campaigns (an excellent game that my PC can run) and stumbled upon the fact that I get beaten many times in base building missions. For that reason, I want to request guides (preferably extensive) on how to build a good base and which...
  10. Marcus777

    Need advise on how to import this "doodad"?

    Hey everyone! I am having trouble figuring out how to download "Room boss arena" (attached to this post) doodad/terrain. I downloaded it into asset manager and erased "war3mapImported/" as I was told by the post where I downloaded this doodad from, but I am missing something. ALl I get for now...
  11. Plebbetry

    Checking a point in a triangle

    Hello, i am trying to create a spell which selects units who are in a triangle inside a 1200 unit radius. So far i have read up about it and found this thread: [vJASS] - Is Point In Triangle and i've chosen this scriptfunction IsPointInTriangle takes real px, real py, real ax, real ay, real bx...
  12. Plebbetry

    Checking a point in a triangle

    Hello, i am trying to create a spell which selects units who are in a triangle inside a 1200 unit radius. So far i have read up about it and found this thread: [vJASS] - Is Point In Triangle and i've chosen this scriptfunction IsPointInTriangle takes real px, real py, real ax, real ay, real bx...
  13. linhpropro

    Font imported problem! Please Help!

    Hi every one. Please help, I cant find the FONT option in Game Interface (even if i open the map with JNGP). I try to re-install my JNGP also War3 but i still cant find the FONT option. Any know how to solve this ?
  14. fang24

    Question making an anti charm

    So I know this is going to sound odd but I am looking to make a kind of anti-charm. The idea is i want to make a unit that you can't attack but one player can control. They use an aoe charm spell to change a group of units to creep class (so the person with the unit does not get control) but it...
  15. Matthew's_warcraft_book

    How do I edit this model? (Power Generator)

    Note: I have read several tutorials, and tried using both War3 Model Editor and Mdlvis, still cant figure this out. I want to use the power generator model without the glowy crystal (picture below). I have removed the crystal and floating symbols by scaling/deleting the vertices, but this...
  16. Ashes3030

    Extended World Editor Startup Issue

    Issue: Sharpcraft WEX installed, with the following dependencies: .NET 4.6.1 Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 (x86) Program is run using Admin permission. On startup, no additional features are loaded in, just a generic World Editor on startup. Troubleshooting: I...
  17. Artezic

    Playing specific parts of an animation

    Greetings, I made a custom animation based on the Brilliance effect. But I only want to play a part when the circles widen and then destroy the effect. In the current version, the circles stay as they are for a few moments before disappearing and I want to remove that part. This is my wurst...
  18. Twizz

    AoE Damage Spell using trigger

    I'm creating a spell that creates an area and continuously damages enemies inside. It works perfectly on single unit but halves the damage when more than single unit goes in. Any way to fix this? I'm new to triggers.
  19. Yahya

    Question about editing weather effects

    Can you change the weather effects in Reforged yet? Can for example I make a sandstorm across the map in high quality? Can I make rain look much more realistic and increase it? Does anyone have any examples or tutorials or videos of this?
  20. Recklessness

    I am having an issue with this spell

    I am simply creating a spell where an archer can rotate between different elemental arrows. For some reason the gui [Ability - Set Ability Real Level Field] may not be working properly or I am doing something wrong. Here is what im working with: I am using [Item Attack Fire Bonus] as a hidden...
  21. Lord AnonFox

    Trying to open a campaign

    so after buying warcraft 3 TFT I got a few campaigns (the Warcraft 1&2 remakes in the WC3 engine by Helldoom and Lord Perenodell), and after putting them in the campaigns folder, clicking on them, I get to the WC3TFT world editor splash page, and then it gives me an error that reads something...
  22. Yahya

    Magic Resistance Ability using Items

    So I wanted to test out ghouls with a magic resistance ability they get a tier 2. Here's what I did tell me wht went wrong. What I did was use "Magic Defense" (Human Ability) and edit its value and tech tree requirements and placed it into the ghoul yet it doesn't apply in the game? (Option 1)...
  23. Veray

    A Custom Map I Played Once

    Hi everyone! I was hoping someone else might remember a custom map that I use to play a lot, a long time ago. From what I remember it was some sort of survival style map. The map itself was massive, I think it was mostly tropical, but remember a giant snowy mountain in the west side of the map...
  24. Yahya

    Map not showing ingame on BNET custom game host.

    Trying to host an custom version of the map " WarChasers" I can play it off editor fine. When im trying to host it it doesnt appear in game as an option. It isn't there. Why is this? I placed it in Documents, Warcraft III, Maps with the name "XO". Is there any hope? Is it because I edited a...
  25. Jake Conner

    HELP! Working on Map for 1 Year & Hit a WALL - HELP!

    I need a hero to be able to carry an item that is a building, then drop it, and have it quickly build. I got that part- I just modified the art on the tiny-buildings already available as items. Here's the tricky part I can't seem to figure out... I need the hero to be able to pack the building...
  26. A Rather Wily Beaver

    Looking for 2 tutorials, 1 on skill shots, and 1 on adding effects to linear AOE (Shockwave)

    tl;dr: I'm looking for a tutorial on making skill shots and another on adding effects to linear AOE. Hi all, I'm new to these forums so apologies if this isn't the right place to be posting this. I'm working on a project for my friends and myself; it's a MOBA with all of our DnD characters in...
  27. Recklessness

    Request for ICON

    I'm creating a 3 player rpg and in my rpg there are various professions one of those professions is Cooking. In short I tried searching for some sort of Omelet icon and was unable to find a nice one. My idea is for an omelet version of the Thunder lizard Egg icon which already exists in Warcraft 3.
  28. Recklessness

    Player online detection

    Essentially what I've been trying to figure out to do is a trigger that would enable my RPG to detect which of the three players are online so they can all get the game started at once. Let me specify a bit more. In my rpg you start at a race selection screen then a class selection screen...
  29. FSK

    How to open war3.mpq files in war3 model editor?

    Should be easy but when I look in MPQ browser says unable to find
  30. Recklessness

    Flame Nova ability not working properly

    Essentially, I am trying to create the following spell : Flame Nova: Cause a nova of fire to explode outwards from the targeted area dealing (1.5 x Intelligence) damage to all units caught within. Additionally, units caught within flame nova are set Ablaze and will explode after 3 seconds...
  31. CodeBlack

    Hero Binders Terrain Rework - Edit: Solved :)

    Hey Guys, I am currently working on one of my Projects again and started remaking the Terrain... Sadly im still not as good as i wish to be and im lacking ideas for one of the areas. So basically im stuck again; solely because of the terrain and thats mildly infuriating... Cheers...
  32. FutureWolf4

    [Trigger] Custom Summoning Spell - Summoned Units Don't Last Forever [Solved]

    Hello, I have a problem regarding a custom spell I made for a hero (Gnoll Chieftain) called "Gnoll Patrol". The spell in question summons different Gnoll-Type units that last forever to fight alongside the Gnoll Chieftain. In order to make the spell summon different units, I made the main...
  33. steamedham


    I don't know why, but every single custom item i made was suddenly named to TRIGSTR_(number) for no apparent reason. Is there a reason for this? Is there a fix?
  34. KmLocco1666

    [Trigger] Tree/Selectable in Game Function Via Trigger

    I'm working on a item based skill that allows the player to gather wood, but i want to be able to hide the the Art - SelectAble In Game Feature when the player isn't holding the Item(Axe) And I was wondering if you need to make it a custom script or vJass for this, or even a means to change...
  35. Recklessness

    [Trigger] Respawn is broken

    So I am using this respawn system, but for some reason it works sometimes and it doesn't other times and no matter what I do one specific creep (some custom harpies I have) never respawn. Does anyone know what is wrong with this or how I can fix this? Or of a legit good GUI respawn system for an...
  36. Unitonia

    [General] Help with Trigger Command (If Possible)

    I'm trying to make a Custom Hero Survival with proper hotkeys. For example, If the skill is in Position X 0 and Y 0 then it'll have Hotkey Q, if it's in position X 1 and Y 0 then it'll have Hotkey W. I'm not sure how to change an abilities hotkey to what I want it to be. (I was hoping...
  37. Itztalmatan

    Making my first map

    Ive been a gamer all my life, and have played Warcraft 3 for 10 years or so, thus i think i could make a good game on the stately world editor... I got inspiration for this project from the classic of PS "Yu Gi Oh Forbbiden Memories", it consist on: You select a hero, then you get an initial...
  38. Yusuf123

    [General] How attach weapons to units?

    Okay so lets say I have these models: Guard_Shield DreamWeaver Then when i want a unit to equip it when the item is in the unit's inventory. But whenever i try to test it out, the weapon doesn't appear on the unit. I've tried using vanilla warcraft 3 characters and imported models and the item...
  39. Recklessness

    My W3W Editor IS buggy

    So my World Editor has all the icons for everything extremely small and cluttered and I do not know how to fix this...
  40. Abyssion

    [General] Changing Terrain Fog for Local Players

    Hello Hive, I have made a trigger in my 3v3 map that changes the terrain fog for the player depending on what part of the map the camera is focusing on. The trigger works as intended but the problem is that it sets the terrain fog for all players and I want it to use the local player, is this...
  41. Abyssion

    [General] Leaderboard for Specific Units

    Hello hive, I am creating a 3v3 custom game where there are 2 optional points on the map that can be captured and contested. These nodes give the controlling forces some kind of bonus. I want to make a leaderboard of which force (not team) is in control of a node. want it to appear in the top...
  42. Abyssion

    [Solved] Making Spawned Destructible Drop Loot on Death

    Hello hive! I am working on a simple system that spawns a destructible like crates and barrels in designated regions on the map. These barrels have a chance to drop some loot on death, my problem is getting them to drop loot on death, since they are spawned randomly in game I cannot use standard...
  43. Abyssion

    [General] Setting Terain Fog to Specific Region

    Hello Hive, Quick question... Is there a way to set terrain fog to a specific region instead of the entire map? I don't see the option in the trigger editor. Its only a generic set fog for the map. Also what about lighting, is that also possible for specific regions? Enviornment Initialization...
  44. Abyssion

    [Trigger] Periodic Infernal Spell on Unit Group

    Hello again Hive, I am currently working on a 3v3 map that also has mini instance dungeons that reward the player with a powerful item to help turn the tides in their favor. In one of the instances, when the player teleports to the instance I made a trigger that causes an infernal to spawn on a...
  45. Abyssion

    [Solved] Getting Array Length

    Hello Hive, Quick question, is there a way to grab the current length of an array using GUI? I need it in order to finish my custom item table trigger system for bonus loot dropped by creeps. It works like this: Creep dies 20% chance: create 1 BonusItem[Math:random number between 0 and...
  46. Abyssion

    [Solved] Reset Ability Cooldown for Item

    Hello Hive! I have been working on a new item on my map which provides a passive aura and has a use to reset the Hero's ability cooldowns. Everything is working fine except for 1 thing, when the hero uses the item, the items cooldown is also reset, making it too OP and broken. Is there any way...
  47. Abyssion

    [Spell] Frost Arrows Dynamic Damage

    Hello Hive! I am working a Frost Arrow Spell that deals damage partially based on the casters intelligence. It works when I make the unit cast Frost Arrows, but the extra damage is not being dealt when the unit auto casts it. Here is my simple trigger: Frost Arrows Events Unit - A...
  48. Abyssion

    [Spell] Blocking Trigger Spell Damage

    Hello everyone, I have a map where Hero ability damage is caused by triggers (Because I need dynamic damage for the abilities as they are partly affect by Hero Stats). I noticed the spell block ability doesn't block damage caused by trigger spells. Is there a way to fix this? Thanks in advance.
  49. Abyssion

    [Solved] Unit Movement Cancels Spell Damage

    Hello Hive, I created a Trigger spell based on Storm Bolt, everything is working properly except for 1 thing. If the caster moves before the bolt hits the target, it does no damage. Is there a way to fix this? Here is my spell trigger... Arcane Blast Events Unit - A unit Begins...
  50. KNEZ95

    [Altered Melee] PLEASE HELP!

    Hello fellow fans of World Editor, I recently made a map and I spent over 20 hours in desperate attempts to fix the problem I get. The map is still not completed and it is early Alpha/Beta version but the problem about it is that when I turn AI to play, no matter if there is 1,2 or 11 AI players...